[Answered] Should I Use Comma Before 'Either' in This Scenario?

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mnattw

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"I wish to work as a dental specialist, either an endodontist or a prosthodontist."

My friend suggested taking out the comma before 'either'.
Is he right? Why?
 
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The comma belongs there. The part that comes after is explaining what you meant by "dental specialist" and should be set apart from it with a comma.
 

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"I wish to work as a dental specialist, either an endodontist or a prosthodontist."
I take it to mean 'I wish to work as a dental specialist, who can be either an endodontist or a prosthodontist', where the relative clause is non-restrictive, so a comma is needed before it.
 
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